Walk - The Southerly Pull of Prawle Point

3.4 miles (5.5 km)

East Prawle - TQ7 2BY East Prawle

Moderate - A moderately easy walk, crossing some uneven ground and with a couple of steep climbs.

Down at Prawle Point you are at the most southerly spot in Devon, with an atmosphere all of its own. This 3½ mile walk will take you along some of the most ancient-feeling lanes in the area, leading down to the sea and the timeless rhythm of the tide. A good walk in autumn, as finches and warblers start to gather, and later firecrests and ring ouzels. Look out for a hen harrier hunting them, or the high-speed dive of a peregrine.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Welle House B&B, East Prawle

A warm welcome awaits you in our family home in the unspoilt coastal village of East Prawle.

Kittiwake Cottage

Luxury holiday cottage, mid 19th Century, white-washed fisherman's cottage, perfect base for a wonderful holiday in all seasons.

Down Farm Holidays, near Start Point

Lovely 600 year old Devon Farmhouse B&B using local and homegrown produce. 3 en-suite rooms with sea views. Close to the coast path. Self catering also available.

Rocarno B&B

SINGLE NIGHT STAYS. Lovely views. Free wi-fi, free tea & coffee, great breakfasts.

Higher Rew Touring Caravan & Camping Park

Higher Rew is a 4 star family run park close to beautiful Salcombe and the South West Coast Path. The Squire family have, over many years, created a relaxed caravan and camping park for your enjoyment.

The Cricket Inn, Beesands

The Cricket Inn first opened in 1867. It boasts 7 beautifully appointed bedrooms, five with unrivalled views. They are awarded 4 stars alongside the restaurant with 1 rosette, both at AA standard.

Valseph, Beesands

Valseph offers comfortable, friendly accommodation in the well appointed garden room - right on the South West Coast Path.

You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Coast @ Gara Rock

“Spectacular views and food to match”  Family friendly food that does not cost the Earth. Find us on Facebook, Twitter or website.

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Route Description

Green lanes are unmade roads used over the centuries as working routes by farmers, tradesmen, pilgrims, smugglers, drovers, quarrymen and miners. They now form a network of hidden byways threading through the South Hams countryside.

On the Right Tracks is a unique project that is helping to restore many of these historic routes to their former glory, with the support of 50 local businesses, visitors and the local community. To help people to experience these lanes, they have produced a series of walk leaflets, and have kindly allowed us to make the ones on the coast available from this website.

Down at Prawle Point you are at the most southerly spot in Devon, with an atmosphere all of its own. This walk will take you along some of the most ancient-feeling lanes in the area, leading you down to the sea and the timeless rhythm of the tide.

Details of this walk are provided in a leaflet produced by the South Devon AONB Service which can be downloaded from here.

 

Public transport

Unfortunately East Prawle cannot be reached by public transport. For details of public transport to Kingsbridge visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

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East Prawle (Postcode for Sat Navs: TQ7 2BY).

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